Following the events of the movie 'Clerks', Dante Hicks still works at the Quick Stop, and his best friend Randall Graves still 'works' at the video store (even though he spends most of his time figuring out ways to get Dante into trouble). However, with the arrival into town of diabolical billionaire megalomaniac Leonardo Leonardo, their lives are about to get more unusual, even if their jobs remain as unsatisfying and tedious as before. Soon, Dante and Randall find themselves thrown headlong into crazy adventures involving, in no particular order, a monkey, Little League Baseball, Korean animators, Canadian exports, lesbian ex-girlfriends of Randall, Judge Reinhold, the Matrix, refridgerator door locks and numerous unwarranted 'Star Wars' references. And as always, they receive very little in the way of constructive help from slackers Jay and Silent Bob. Written by
Twice in episode 3, when the clerks were talking about the virus outbreak, Randal compares it to Jaws, "There's water in the toilet. Sharks swim in water. I rest my case." Again later, they mention "Jaws". See more »
[Randal's opening argument to the all-black jury of NBA players]
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury. Dante Hicks is just like you. He lurves grape soda. He knows what it's like when the guy at the supermarket won't take your "food stamps". Or how it feels to wait all month for your "welfare check".
[waving his arms from side to side]
Hey! Ho! Hey! Ho! Thank you.
Great... now the jury hates us.
Nonsense. I've got them eating out of my hand.
[a basketball hits Dante in the face]
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Some episodes begin with Randal announcing "Clerks is drawn before a live studio audience," a parody of similar announcements made during 1970s sitcoms. See more »
Well, what did you expect when ABC stuck it in a dead time slot? That, and the fact that Sitcom America never heard of the original "Clerks" movie, let alone watched it. It's a shame, because even without the language and the R rated humor, it was still a pretty funny show. I always thought Dante and Randal were Smith's two best creations (even over Jay & Silent Bob) and deserved a sequel of sorts. Sometime the pop references were clever, sometimes they weren't, but there were plenty of 'em. If you're a fan of Kevin Smith's movies, the recent VHS/DVD release is a must have. Naga-nooch!
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